MEET THE ITA STAFF

Britton Schaude | Admissions Manager

What's your role at International TEFL Academy?

I'm one of two Admissions Managers.

What's your story?

Unfortunately, IT Consultant was not the dream job I was hoping it would be after college. Luckily, a coworker told me about TEFL.  It didn’t take me long to put in my two weeks notice and get on a plane.  In the span of 14 months, I went from being a daydreaming desk-dweller who’d never left the US to a TEFL teacher who managed to travel to and through twenty European countries.

I navigated Prague’s public transportation, as well as the bureaucracy of the Czech Republic’s visa system (neither are as difficult as you’d think!).  I learned about Czech history and culture through the stories of my students, many of whom lived through Communism and saw the country’s transition into the Western world first-hand.  I also learned about my own country’s culture in a way you can only by immersing yourself into another’s.  But most important is what I learned about myself during my time abroad.  

The new challenges brought out a more confident version of myself.  I have a passion for learning with the world as my classroom. And thanks to my TEFL certificate, I have the option to teach anywhere in the world at any time in the future. 

Where are you from, where did you go to college & what did you major in at college?

California-born, Minnesota-raised - so I’m super chill and way too nice. Went to The University of Iowa - Finance & Economics.

What countries have you visited?

Lived and taught in Prague, Czech Republic for 15 months and I have traveled to Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, and Greece.

Describe your first experience traveling abroad

I had never traveled abroad before deciding to move to Prague to teach English.  It took a few days to figure out communication and cultural differences, but the whole international travel thing wasn’t as difficult as I expected.  Don’t be scared to dive in head first.  It’s all part of the adventure and will become stories that you laugh about later on.

What is your favorite international cuisine?

Czech dish - roasted duck, potato dumplings, cabbage, and, of course, Pilsner Urquell beer!

Why do you like working at ITA?

My two favorite things are going on adventures and helping other people go on adventures.  I get to do the latter every day when advising students and I experience the former by living vicariously through our alumni who are all over the world!

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Meet The Team

ITA Team

Meet the ITA staff who has lived, traveled, and/or taught abroad and online extensively. We've been in your shoes so you can do it too.

 

Academics

ITA Professors

All of our Course instructors possess advanced degrees (Masters Degrees, PhD's or the equivalent) and at least 10 years of teaching & training experience. 

 

Admissions

ITA Admissions Advisors

Before enrolling in a course, all students are provided with one-on-one pre-enrollment advice from expert advisors to determine how they can realistically achieve their goals of working as professional English teachers abroad & online.

 

Student Affairs

ITA Student Affairs Advisors

Following enrollment, students receive lifetime job search guidance through the Student Affairs Department to assist them in navigating the international job market, gaining employment, and preparing to travel and live abroad.